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November 20, 2018

Christmas on credit

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving, but as we approach this most dangerous time of the year for credit cards we’d like to give you a quick refresher on the best ways to use your plastic so you don’t end up with a Christmas hangover of the financial kind.

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November 15, 2018

How much money do you throw away?

Australians are literally throwing away coins rather than spending or saving them. This article highlights this issue and recommends some ideas to reduce wasting money; whether it is as coins or other expensive habits.

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November 9, 2018

Good cash flow makes life easier

If you rely on your investments for income, an important aspect of managing your portfolio is cash flow. Correctly structured cash flow is critical, so let’s have a look at what you might need to think about.

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November 1, 2018

Veggie gardens are great for your wealth

Creating a vegetable garden is a boost for sustainability and is great for your taste buds and a healthier lifestyle

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October 30, 2018

What to do if your job is made redundant

Being retrenched from your job can be hard to accept. It is the sudden shock that catches most people but try not to take it personally. Discussed in the article is what to do about mortgages, Centrelink entitlements, how best to deal with a redundancy payment.

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October 26, 2018

What you perceive you believe

When it comes to choosing to invest in property and shares, many issues are the same. Read this short article for more information.

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October 23, 2018

Moving overseas? 3 key areas to address first

Moving overseas to work or retire? There are many areas you must address before you leave and some will need ongoing attention.

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October 19, 2018

Making Christmas a time of joy for you

The stress involved in organising and preparing Christmas meals, buying gifts or arranging a Christmas party can have the opposite effect to what most of us would like to achieve at this time of year.

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October 8, 2018

Start saving with Christmas

As we approach Christmas, the season most celebrated with food and beverages, it’s a good time to take stock of just how much we spend, and subsequently waste, on food throughout the year.

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October 4, 2018

6 smart ways to build savings

The word “thrifty” is rarely thought of in a positive sense but that’s not fair because if we continually spend more than we earn, our debts will eventually catch up and other words such as “default” or “bankrupt” might become more familiar.

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September 26, 2018

A different way to help the grandkids

Many grandparents want to give their grandchildren a head start in life, either contributing towards their school fees or setting aside funds in an account. These are just some options, but there might be a better one.

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September 24, 2018

Adult kids still at home?

Remember a time when kids couldn’t wait to leave home so they could have their own “pad”? Those days are definitely over with one and half million adult children now preferring to continue living with Mum and Dad well into their late twenties (and sometimes older!).

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September 20, 2018

Save money while you travel

You don’t want to miss great opportunities while you’re away but then again you don’t want to face a mammoth credit card bill upon your return. Here are a few ideas to help make your dollar go further while abroad.

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July 13, 2018

Thinking about finances in your thirties

Whatever the goal, reaching age 30 is a turning point for many of us. Whilst it may mean life is getting more serious, by the time we’re in our 30's we’re keen to retain our individuality and remain determined to have fun. With a little planning you can make this new decade even more enjoyable.

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July 13, 2018

Financial tips for single parents

Making ends meet can be difficult enough for two-parent families, but for single-parent families it can be even harder. With a few small steps you can be on the path to financial security.

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July 13, 2018

Balancing Life, Work and Money

Work-life balance. It’s something everyone seeks but achieving it can seem an impossible task. Not only does the ideal balance vary from person to person, it can change frequently throughout life. If your wheel of life has developed a wobble, it might be time to do some repairs to regain stability for the journey ahead.

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July 13, 2018

Holidays without financial baggage

We all need something to look forward to and for many members of Generation X the lure of discount airfares and package deals are irresistible; others have luxury holidays high on the agenda.

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July 13, 2018

Buy now; pay later; manage carefully

Before heading off on an overseas holiday, Sam decided to buy an expensive new camera to document his travels. The camera store offered a ‘buy now, pay later’ option, and attracted by the ‘no interest’ promise of the credit provider, Sam signed up.

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February 23, 2018

Do you know your credit rating?

If you have borrowed money, whether as a loan or even signed a mobile phone contract, you have earned yourself a credit history. Each time you apply for further credit, the lender will run a check on your credit file to determine the level of risk they take on by lending you money.

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February 13, 2017

Do you need a new car?

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